On Saturday 23 June, the gallery cluster Gillman Barracks opens its doors once more for a free entry, full day event. ‘Art Day Out! x The School Holidays Edition 2018’ comes with a packed schedule, and we find ourselves spoiled for choice. To help inspire your plan for the day, here are some editorial picks.
The CCA embraces Art Day Out with a versatile program from exhibitions to tours and interactive workshops. One of the highlights is the workshop “Making Sense” by Tan Zi Xi, a Singaporean artist and illustrator who previously received the Creative Circle Award (2015), among other recognitions, and has exhibited in the Singapore Art Museum (2016). The workshop focuses on Tarek Atoui’s exhibition “The Ground: From the Land to the Sea”, which is a composition and sonic installation. Conceptualized as an interactive, hands-on discourse, the workshop aims to explore the sonic notions of the work visually, pursuing questions about the work through the perspective of re-translation from one sense into another.
Registration is required via Peatix.
'The Fabric of Sound' by Tan Zi Xi, 2018, courtesy the artist
Yavus Gallery opens Myanmar artist Nge Lay’s solo show ‘Flying in the Fragmentary’, featuring a single large-scale installation piece that aims to evoke the full immersion of a transformative gallery space perception as a “life-sized Myanmar classroom”. Yavuz invites us to join the conversation between Lay and Louis Ho, curator at the Singapore Art Museum, at 4:00PM.
Registration is required via email.
“Size Matters: A Question of Scale” opens a discursive exchange between the viewer and the artworks on the concept of formats and appearances at Chan + Hori Contemporary, with pieces by Singapore-based artists Loi Cai Xiang, Ivan David Ng, Simon Ng, Esmond Loh, Ruben Pang, Belinda Fox (Australia/Singapore), Gerald Leow, and international artists Si Jae Byun (Korea) and Shahrul Jamili Miskon (Malaysia).
Sundaram Tagore shows “New York Abstractions”, from 6 June – 12 August, including the works of Susan Weil, Chun Kwang Young, Joan Vennum, Bruce Porter, Hosook Kang, Ricardo Mazal, Stan Gregory, Golnaz Fathi, Miya Ando, Kim Joon, Nathan Slate Joseph and Lee Waisler. The group show explores the conceptions of artists who have been associated with the gallery since its beginnings in 2000, and leans on the idea of ‘The New York School’ from the early 1940s (Pollock, de Koonig, Rothko) to explore minimalism and abstraction as a way of thinking.
Untitled by Golnaz Fathi, 2010
"Smithereens" is Australian artist eX de Medici’s first solo show in Southeast Asia. The exhibition runs until 24 June, with Art Day Out being the perfect chance to catch up on this exhibition. de Medici’s pieces involve ornaments and colourful compositions that often place floral décor next to sterile technology. Associated with violations of personal safety and rights, the artist's works questions the individual and society in a higher political context. The show also includes a seven-meter-long watercolour work from the artist’s 2017 series “Spies Like Us”.
Ota Fine Arts is currently showing a group exhibition entitled, "Geopolitical Grounds", including the works of Jong YuGyong (Japan/South Korea), Koh Chaik Hong (Singapore), Gabriel Leung (Hong Kong), Chulayarnnon Siriphol (Thailand), and Nobuaki Takekawa (Japan). The show focuses on political debates and issues in the respective countries of the artists and the social discourse that emerges within and across these borders in Asia.
DISINI is a curated art festival by Gillman Barracks and Chan + Hori. During Art Day Out, the festival offers several events, including the opening of “Langkawi”. The exhibition showcases works by Malaysian artist Latiff Mohidin, whose works embrace the seaside with sculptural paintings. The artist will be in conversation with curator Khai Hori at 3:30PM.
Registration is required via Eventbrite.
On now at FOST Gallery is a solo exhibition by Grace Tan, entitled, “A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice”. The exhibition showcases selected artist's works from 2003 to the present day. The exhibition plays with the concept of the visible and the hidden, as the archives of the artistic work are commonly placed out of sight. The visibility of the pieces speaks about the activity and passiveness involved in the process as well as experience of the works.
'A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice' by Grace Tan, 2003-present
The Friends of the Museums presents the Art & History Tour and History & Heritage Tour, facilitating new perspectives to discover the Barracks in context with the cluster’s cultural story and concept. The free entry tours cover art historical roots as well as the heritage background of the area, providing an understanding of its social trajectory from British military origins in the 1930s to today’s art gallery complex.
4:00-5.30PM Art & History
5:00-6:00PM History & Heritage
Registration is required via Eventbrite.
Supermama presents a garage sale that partners with Art Day Out! open house. For old and new fans of Supermama’s merchandise redefinitions of pop-cultural classics, this spread of goods might be the perfect way to conclude the day at the cluster.
Most galleries will be open until 7:00PM.
Further information about the event and gallery cluster can be found here.
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